PRLog - Oct. 17, 2011 - MALVERN, Pennslyvania -- The HUMVEE military vehicle has become an iconic symbol of the US Military worldwide. The manufacturer of the US Military's HUMVEE is AM General, based In Livonia, Michigan. AM General recognized the challenges of international competition and wanted to raise its ability to work smarter and continue to be a recognized leader in high-quality manufacturing for its customers worldwide.
In September of 2011, AM General successfully achieved CMMI Maturity Level 3. The Appraisal results are available to view on the SEI Website at http://sas.sei.cmu.edu/
DCG performed an initial appraisal for AM General and helped them understand the gap between their current state and the goal of a Maturity Level 3 organization. Working as coaches and mentors DCG helped AM General become their own change agents adapting CMMI Level 3 best practices to the AM General way of doing things. Because of AM General’s prior work with Global ISO standards, this process was familiar and the adept teams in Livonia soon picked up the pace and reached Level 3. We are pleased to have partnered with a key worldwide automotive supplier.
The CMMI is a framework for business process improvement. CMMI helps organizations improve their performance and capability to consistently and predictably deliver the products, services, and sourced goods their customers want, when they want them and at a price they're willing to pay. From an internal perspective, CMMI helps companies improve operational performance by lowering the cost of production, delivery, and sourcing.
The CMMI was developed and is monitored by The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) who work closely with defense and government organizations, industry, and academia to continually improve software-intensive systems. Read more at http://www.sei.cmu.edu.
To learn how DCG can help your organization with CMMI training and services, visit http://www.davidconsultinggroup.com/
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